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Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Willcox

(4.4/5 based on 120 reviews on the web)
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  • There are two ways into the park, one is a 3mi round-trip hike with a 200ft elevation gain, or a handicapped accessible drive. We took the hike and it was worth it. Passing points along the way, we le...  more »
  • Amazing view the atmosphere of the pioneers is omnipresent one can imagine what took place in these mountains and the importance of a careful watering, 1.5 mile twice and a good made climb back by the column behind the visitor center the view on the scene is superb
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  • Fantastic hike of around three miles rt. Learn a bit about the history first to get the most out of it - or at least take the time to read the very well done markers and exhibits. The Butterfield Stag...  more »
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  • You could argue that this is where the west was won. A ton of history that you learn on the 1.5 mile hike. Unfortunately, the fort itself isn't too much to look as most of it was torn down shortly after closing.
  • Very nice NPS Site. The hike there and back is the highlight. Loved the history, ruins and solitude. The ranger at the visitors center was full of knowledge and very enthusiastic. This is a must do if your up to the hike!
  • So much history in this area. The 1 1/2 mile hike to the visitor's center is well worth it. The park rangers are very knowledgeable and friendly.
  • The trail was enjoyed as there were a number of sites that it went past, each with a historical description.
  • Be prepared for a hike. But, it's only about a mile and a half.